TWO NEW BLOGGERS THIS WEEK!
Hola mis queridos señores y señoras, frijoles y frijolas, estudiantes, ancianos, profesionales, artistas, vagos, malcriados, bien merecidos y los que quedan! Lots in store for you this week. We have two exciting new bloggers. Angela Ortiz begins what will be a weekly blog showcasing her photography–Angela’s Photo Of the Week. Latinopia previously showcased Angela Ortiz and her work in the Art page. But Angela has graciously agreed to showcase an example of her photography EACH WEEK on Latinopia as she covers Los Angeles with her news, fashion, entertainment and culture photo assignments. Luis Torres begins his MONTHLY blog on Latino art, culture and politics with The Tales of Torres. This week, he reflects on what it’s like to be a güero (light-skinned person) in the Mexicano/Chicano culture. He even wants to start a club for Güeros–check it out!
Coincidentally, Torres is also featured in our video of the week: “Latinopia Word The Three Louies.” THIS IS A MUST-SEE. Luis J. Rodriguez, author of the memoir “Always Running,” Louie Pérez, songwriter for the iconic Chicano band Los Lobos, and Luis Torres, award winning journalist, have joined forces in a conversation performance piece about their experiences growing up in East Los Angeles. Their performance is so pesao that the Aspen Writers Foundation (hay, tan foofy-foofy) invited them to Colorado to perform their obra. You’re sure to get a patada out of this, so do watch it!
Also this week, we have posted some of the Latino Quotations that we feature on the homepage. People have been asking about these and we thought we’d post some of them with the photography in full format size.
In other blogs, Sara Inés Calderón has been dutifully keeping a watch on all of the immigration debate in this country–and no better person to do it! Later this week, she’ll be reporting on President Obama’s plan for Immigration Reform and what it will mean for Latinos.Don’t miss her always thoughtful blog later in the week.
More adventures now on the Zombie Mex front. Someone has broken into Lazaro’s apartment and written “Die Mutant” in human blood on the wall. They want him dead! Check out the latest adventures of our zombie Mex vato on Zombie Mex Diaries.
Sergio Hernández treats us to another sly smile at ourselves with his on-going examination of Cholo culture. This week: Cholo Real Estate Agents on the Arnie and Porfi cartoon slot.
In coming weeks, we’ll be seeing more guest bloggers in our new sections NEWS FROM AZTLÁN and IN THE ARTS.
Come dicen en la tele, ‘stay tuned and don’t miss a minute of it!